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  •  That's the stupidest shit I've ever heard. (2+ / 0-)
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    jeff in nyc, Justanothernyer

    There are limited, rare conditions under which violence is justified, and we are not even in the same galaxy as those conditions.  A thousand incidents like those in Oakland would still not put us within range of those conditions.  If you sincerely believe what you're saying, then that's scary.  If you believe these anecdotes, occurring at a small minority of protests,  and some of which will result in justice, are not merely tantamount to but beyond what was faced in India, the Jim Crow South, apartheid South Africa, and the Communist state fought by Polish Solidarity - if you think what we're facing is worse than that, then you...are...delusional.

    The conundrum of stable democracy: Reform requires the consent of the corrupt.

    by Troubadour on Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 05:05:19 PM PDT

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    •  Straw man much? (0+ / 0-)

      Violence is nearly always justified. It's also incredibly effective.

      We are merely required to pretend on this site that this is not the case.

      grieving citizen of the murdered Republic, unrepentant rebel against the Empire.

      by khereva on Thu Oct 27, 2011 at 06:42:41 AM PDT

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